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Stationery | LaBruce + Harrison’s Save the Date

LaBruce and Harrison wanted to set the stage for a very elegant, coastal South Carolina wedding.  LaBruce contacted me when she saw my own calligraphic invitation suite.  She wanted a Save the Date inspired by this look, but done in a black + ivory palette.  This particular design was entirely typeset though, with a little finagling of flourishes to give it that hand-drawn look.  Specialty paper with a slight texture, plus a custom return address rubber stamp, completed the mailer.  Best wishes to you, Mr. + Mrs. Trammell!

LaBruce - March 19, 2012 - 2:32 pm

You do gorgeous work, Daiva! Absolutely beautiful – thank you so much for making them perfect!

Julie - March 19, 2012 - 5:29 pm

Yes, they were absolutely beautiful!!! Awesome work! from MOB(mother of the bride) :)

Milda - May 22, 2012 - 4:05 pm

So elegant! Loved it!

Events | Leap in the City

What happens when a group of top-notch wedding industry vendors get together and throw a party? Well, naturally a spectacular party. Event planners Michelle Soll of Burlap & Brooches and Sara Fried of Fête Nashville approached Design in August to join forces with other area vendors and create an event that would feature downtown Nashville’s newest enclosed all-weather event space. The space itself is not new – Sambuca is a lively restaurant and bar that features live music every night and along with a scrumptious menu. But Sambuca only recently enclosed their Sky Loft, which now makes it a year-round event space with an urban vibe and primo view of downtown Nashville.

Design in August provided the logo and paper designs to coordinate with a pre-set color scheme of candy apple red, citron and charcoal gray. What began as a staged photoshoot to capture the space and vendor talent (by the keen eye of Gregory Byerline), later turned into an industry party open to 150+ guests! The flowers, the linens, the food and fun all came together beautifully.

Leap in the City program and appetizer menu.

Cocktail stir sticks added a fun pop to the apple Leap-tinis. Yum! While place cards and buffet menus dressed up the tablescapes.

And finally, here are the guilty parties, er… vendors that teamed up to make Leap in the City possible. Thanks again to Michelle and Sara for inviting Design in August to participate, and Dana Patel at Sambuca for setting the stage! Hop on over to photog Gregory Byerline’s blog for a fantastic write up featuring even more event and vendor details.

All images courtesy of Gregory Byerline. Photographer: Gregory Byerline.

Sara Fried - March 15, 2012 - 9:53 am

Stunning!

So fun to work with you, Daiva!!

Branding | Jams by Mags

Handcrafted.  Artisan.  From Napa Valley to Arlington deliciousness.  That’s Jams by Mags.  All of these jams are hand cut, small batch preserves, created with the highest quality local ingredients, made in the peak of their season.  And Mags needed a brand and package design that conveyed all of that.

Margaret began making jams in her mom’s Napa Valley kitchen.  Now she makes jams in her own kitchen in Arlington, Virginia.  (And she ships orders!  Thanks be to God!)  She came to me with initial ideas for her look – one that would fit the hand cut, homemade, original and unique flavors she fills up in her jars.  And one that wouldn’t break the bank of a young, start up company.  The creative process was great fun!  Mags and I share similar creative bents and continue to pass inspirational tips back and forth in the middle of our work weeks to this day.  How DO we get any work accomplished?!  Well, we do.

The result of our collaboration (and scrumptious product sampling) was a set of custom rubber stamps that she would use to stamp her paper goods as needed – jar labels, business cards, note cards, and shipping labels on boxes.  The stamps were not only a huge budget saver, but a perfect fit for that “handcrafted” look & feel.  And by pairing a classic serif typeface with Maggie’s own handwritten “by Mags” for the logo, the result is a unique brand mark that further conveys that hand made touch.

Note: Jams by Mags is currently stocked with wintertime marmalades and savory jellies!!
Be sure to browse (and drool) and place your orders here.

All photos courtesy of Jams by Mags.  Photographer: Kim Maxwell Vu.

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